I had a blast at King's College London Past Review

By (Biology, General., Spelman College) for

King's College London: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was a great experience. I met a lot of people, learned a lot of different things about the culture and myself, and had a blast!

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I enjoyed King's College's curriculum but I did not like the grading system. Taking one test worth over half of my final grade at the end of my stay in the country was very stressful. I also was the only person taking the tests because my peers took them the next semester.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The faculty and staff was amazing, they helped me a lot. I had one problem with a certain instructor but it was solved after a few emails.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

My dorm, Brian Creamer was in an amazing location, I lived with a lot of local students,and I wasn't far from campus. I enjoyed my living situation a lot!

* Food:

I had to cook my own food, which was a good experience but it got kind of expensive after a while. It was also hard to carry my groceries back to my dorm.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I was able to visit Ireland and explore London. THe social and cultural aspect was my favorite part of being abroad.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I never felt threatened during the duration of my stay.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Have a financial back up plan, an open mind, and a positive attitude.

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